Anthony George Pendel

Anthony George Pendel

Birth
Farrell, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Apr 1945 (aged 25)
Burial Hermitage, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 91355393 · View Source
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The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Technical Sergeant Anthony G. Pendel (ASN: 33406909), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as a Platoon Sergeant in Company L, 3d Battalion, 393d Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, in actions against enemy positions which covered a crossing of the Wied River, on 22 - 23 March 1945, at Waldreirbach, Germany. Moving against the first strong point, Sergeant Pendel dodged behind small buildings and trees, slipped up alone on two enemy sentries, knifed them to death, and then, in a surprise assault, led the capture of the house and four of the enemy, In succeeding acts, moving under heavy fire, with grenades and his rifle, he killed one enemy sniper and wounded another, captured a machine gun and the crew, and destroyed another machine gun position in a house basement. Noticing a heavy concentration of enemy fire from a group of four houses, he took his rifle and grenades and, killing or capturing all the German gunners, reduced the positions one by one. By his sustained heroism, in which he personally accounted for 12 enemy killed and 28 captured or wounded, Sergeant Pendel assured a safe crossing of the river for his company and enabled his battalion to move rapidly on to its objective. Technical Sergeant Pendel's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 99th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

Contributor: BarryC (47806468)


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S/SGT CO. L 303, INF. REGT. 99 DIV. WW II


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  • Created by: Andrea Grega
  • Added: 4 Jun 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 91355393
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anthony George Pendel (23 May 1919–5 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 91355393, citing Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hermitage, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Andrea Grega (contributor 47056707) .